Eccleshill, Lancashire

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Coordinates: 53°42′29″N 2°26′35″W / 53.708°N 2.443°W / 53.708; -2.443

Eccleshill is located in Lancashire
 Eccleshill shown within Lancashire
Population 276 (2001 Census)
OS grid reference SD707236
Civil parish Eccleshill
District Blackburn with Darwen
Shire county Lancashire
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town DARWEN
Postcode district BB3
Dialling code 01254
Police Lancashire
Fire Lancashire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Rossendale and Darwen
List of places

Eccleshill is a civil parish in the Borough of Blackburn with Darwen, Lancashire, England. It contains the hamlets of Eccleshill, Grimshaw and Waterside.[1] Located within the parish is Shaws of Darwen, a manufacturer of sinks and architectural terracotta. The factory, situated in Waterside, opened in 1908 and in the 1920s was Darwen's largest employer.[2]

The Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway's Hoddlesden Branch Line, a goods line opened in 1876, passed through the parish. It was built to provide a service to Hoddlesden, south of Eccleshill, and although a passenger service was proposed, the application was not successful. The goods station at Hoddlesden closed in 1950, but the line remained open to Waterside, to serve Shaws of Darwen, until 1962.[3]


  1. ^ "Map of Eccleshill parish". Lancashire County Council. Retrieved 2008-03-04. 
  2. ^ "About Shaws of Darwen". Shaws of Darwen. 2008. Archived from the original on 2007-12-31. Retrieved 2008-03-04. 
  3. ^ "England & Wales: closed railways". Retrieved 2008-12-17. [dead link]

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